Seventeen years ago I stepped into my first Nia white belt training, and my life has never been the same. As a Nia white belt graduate, I am connected to a beautiful web of people around the world who share my passion for dance and speak the same language of sensation and healing movement. Because of Nia, I have traveled to and danced in India, Germany, Scotland and Wales and never failed to make new friends.
Stepping into a Nia training is like peeling an onion -- without the tears! The White Belt training teaches you practical tools for living life in your body with joy, ease, grace, power, fascination, pleasure and balance. With every training I take, I leave with a deeper understanding of the philosophy and tools of Nia and greater appreciation for the moveable structure that is my body. And yet, there is always more!
In late September, Studio NiaMoves will host its first Nia White Belt training in many years, featuring two incredible Nia faculty members, international Nia Black Belt Trainer Helen Terry and Austin-based Trainer Julie Wylie. Nia has continued to evolve over the last 17 years, which is why there is always something new to learn!
Many of our longstanding students at Studio NiaMoves are themselves White Belt trainees. Like me, some have even gone on to teach. Others simply use what they’ve learned to enrich their own in-class experience and their lives. Whether you plan to teach or not, or have even taken a Nia class, this is an incredible opportunity to learn what Nia truly is. You’ll also learn about your body, and how by moving it you can find joy, create conditioning and heal. Nia is so much more than a fitness technique. It’s an enriching educational system and lifestyle practice.
Maybe I'll even step in again to begin my journey anew. Won’t you come too?
Yvonne Myles, Nia Black Belt teacher at Studio NiaMoves